Director Jeff Wadlow and creator Mark Millar drop strong hints that he's been cast in the sequel
Jim Carrey‘s role in Kick-Ass 2 seems to have been confirmed by director Jeff Wadlow and creator Mark Millar.
Last month (August 21), it was reported that Carrey had been approached to play The Colonel, a character who helps to “galvanise” the film’s motley crew of unlikely superheroes.
Wadlow has now confirmed that the part has been cast – and strongly hinted that it went to Carrey. On Saturday (September 1), he posted on Twitter:
When cast member Christopher Mintz-Plasse asked who will portray The Colonel, Kick-Ass creator Millar chimed in, tweeting: “clue- he lives with 200 raccoons and parrots, owns the mask of Loki and named by spielberg as a genius.”
Released in 2010, the first Kick-Ass film tells the story of an ordinary teenager, played by Aaron Johnson, who sets out to become a real-life superhero called Kick-Ass. The movie, adapted from the comic book series by Millar and John Romita Jr, was not a huge box office success, but has built a strong cult following on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The sequel, titled Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall, is scheduled to begin shooting on Friday (September 7). Johnson will return as Kick-Ass, while co-stars Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Moretz and Nicolas Cage will also reprise their roles from the first film. Scrubs actor Donald Faison and Super Mario Bros star John Leguizamo have joined the cast for the sequel.